Born February 7th, 1929, in Tocopilla, Chile, of a Jewish Ukrainian
Jodorowsky was multi-talented from an early age, becoming skilled in puppetry and mime, in addition to writing, by his late teens. He traveled with a pantomime troupe in the 1950s, and within a couple years had made his way to Paris where he collaborated with the world-renowned mime Marcel Marceau.
In the 1960s, Jodorowsky ventured further into the world of theater, creating in Mexico, the Panic Movement. This innovative artistic movement allowed him to creatively participate in over a 100 theater productions. The 1970s saw him transition into the world of film where he quickly put a defining stamp on all his cinematic works. He directed several cult films, namely the infamous "El Topo," a Midnight movie favorite. Shortly thereafter, Jodorowsky became attached to direct the adaptation of the famous Frank Herbert sci-fi epic novel "Dune." At the preparation stage of the film, he brilliantly assembled a team of extremely diverse and gifted artists such as HR Giger, Chris Foss, Dan O'Bannon, and Moebius, all of who would later be hired as concept artists on Ridley Scott's "Alien." The development of "Dune" came to a halt due to financial problems, but Jodorowsky, having been exposed to such immense visual talent, propelled himself into writing graphic novels, pairing up with the artist Moebius. This collaboration resulted in what many consider to be one of the most creative European sci-fi graphic novel series of all time, "The Incal," which went on to sell millions of copies worldwide.
Since penning "The Incal," Jodorowsky continued writing top selling comic books with a wide variety of Europe's most talented artists, such as "The White Lama" (with Bess), "The Metabarons" (with Gimenez), "The Technopriests" (with Janjetov), and most recently "Bouncer" (with Boucq).
Along with nurturing his many other talents, Jodorowsky remains a unique storyteller whose published contributions have secured his status as one of the world's most prolific graphic novel writers.
Ladronn grew up drawing and inking in Mexico while idolizing artists such as Moebius. Ladronn has drawn for Marvel, DC, and several independent publishing houses. He won an Eisner Award for his work on Hip Flask back in 2006. He is currently working on Son of El Topo with frequent collaborator, Alexandro Jodorowsky.
"...this is one of those works that simply cannot be appropriately distilled into a review. It's far too grand and something that quite literally needs to be seen and held in order to be appreciated as it was intended. " - All-Comic.com "There is, then, in 'Final Incal, ' no hint of a dulling of the edge, nor any softening of Jodorowsky's aesthetic. The maestro still delights in shocking his audience; he still loves mutations and deformity, but he is also willing to be utterly brazen in delivering an alarmingly naive message (only true love can save us from turning into unfeeling metallic beings, man) just as he was completely unembarrassed about introducing us to a giant golden god-baby at the end of the original 'Incal'. " - tcj.com "Ladroenn's artwork is nothing short of awe-inspiring. No detail is spared... I can think of no artist I would have rather have rendered it - including Moebius himself by the time this book was made." - FloridaGeekScene.com "'Final Incal' is Jodorowsky at his mad, imaginative best, and fans of 'The Incal' are sure to enjoy plunging headfirst back into the world of John DiFool." - Digitalspy.co.uk